Tuesday, December 13, 2016

‘Four Saints in Three Acts’ combines art, iconography at DePaul University Art Museum

Jeni Spota’s painting “Bird Woman” will be on display at the DePaul Art Museum in “Four Saints in Three Acts,” an exhibition that examines religious imagery in contemporary art (Image courtesy of the artist and Brennan & Griffin Gallery)
ILLINOIS--- Art and the representation of saints have been intertwined for centuries. An upcoming winter exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum, “Four Saints in Three Acts,” will feature works by contemporary artists who use religious imagery to consider their own relationship to religion, belief and faith. A complementary show, “The Many Faces of Vincent de Paul: Nineteenth-Century French Romanticism and the Sacred,” will examine how artists depicted DePaul University’s patron saint in material culture and decorative arts. Both exhibitions open Jan. 26 and run through April 2. [link]